If you have constant pain in your neck or back, you may be a candidate for spinal decompression. This treatment is offered by our clinic and is a non-invasive treatment that provides natural pain relief by reducing pressure on the spine. Through decompression, air and nutrients are supplied to the discs, promoting rehydration, creating greater comfort and less pain.
What Are the Benefits?
Spinal Decompression can provide you with much-needed relief. A few benefits of this treatment include:
- It works to remove nerve disturbance in the spine, thus, assisting in a better, more improved posture. Healing of the spine generally begins shortly after this therapy.
- A general spinal decompression appointment is completed fairly quickly. Each therapy session lasts between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on the patient’s situation.
- This treatment is often described as relaxing because the pressure that sits on the vertebrae is relieved. There is little or no discomfort, downtime, or need for prescription medications afterward.
- In comparison to surgery, spinal decompression is a much less expensive procedure with a faster recovery. The cost of spinal surgery can run into thousands of dollars, and it is not guaranteed to be completely successful. This treatment is reported 75-95 percent accurate, which may be a safer long-term alternative.
- Lots of people of all ages spend a lot of time in the sitting position. This can cause the spine and discs to become compressed and degenerate over a period of time. Spinal decompression therapy helps to make the spine less vulnerable to degeneration and breakdown.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
Spinal decompression is essentially a form of traction by a decompression table. It is a great solution that does not focus on dangerous surgery on the back or neck or long-term pain management with drugs. The compression table is motorized, and as soon as it is activated, the lower part of the body travels slowly back and forth while the upper half remains still.
The spine is slowly stretched out in this therapy. Generating a negative pressure in the disc influences the strength and orientation of the spine and reduces the friction of the spinal discs. Bulging or herniated disks will retract, as a result, relieving pressure on nerves and other structures in your spine.
Spinal Decompression can help people who may, unfortunately, experience any of the following:
- Back or neck pain
- Herniated or bulging disc
- Degenerative disc
- Slipped or ruptured disc
- A protruded disc
- Sciatica pain
- Pinched nerves
If you would like more information about spinal decompression and other services provided in Houston, Texas, or any other surrounding area, call our office today!